A couple of East St. Louis men have been charged in federal court for bank robbery and murder in a deadly incident that happened over the weekend.
Jaylan D. Quinn, 22, and Andrew R. Brinkley, 19, face charges in a two-count criminal complaint for the Aug. 27 armed robbery of the First Bank in East St. Louis, which resulted in the murder of a 56-year-old security guard, Ted Horn of St. Libory.
According to the federal complaint, two masked men entered the bank, located at 350 River Park Drive, at approximately 4 p.m. and approached one of the tellers. One man put a demand note on the counter that allegedly read: “I GOT A BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST PUT ALL THE MONEY IN OR EVERYONE DIE.”
The teller gave the man some money, and both masked men headed toward the doors. Horn, who was working that day as a uniformed security guard, moved to intercept the men before they left, and one man pushed past him and ran out of the bank.
The second man reportedly drew a semi-automatic handgun and shot Horn in the head. Both men then fled in a white Lexus sedan, the report read.
Horn was pronounced dead at the scene. A memorial service has been set for noon on Sept. 4 at Wenneman Park in Marissa.
Brinkley was identified as a suspect from the bank surveillance video. On Aug. 28, at around 2 p.m., FBI surveillance of Brinkley on North 13th Street in St. Louis led to both his and Quinn’s arrest. A search warrant executed by agents recovered a loaded 9mm handgun, two marked bills taken during the First Bank robbery and some clothing that matched the description of the robbers that day. A white Lexus was also parked outside the residence.
The federal complaint pinpoints Quinn as the individual who shot Horn. Quinn has been charged with armed bank robbery resulting in death. If convicted, he could face life in prison or the death penalty.
Brinkley has been charged with bank robbery, which could carry a possible 20-year prison sentence as well as a $250,000 fine.
A date for the initial appearance in court for both Brinkley and Quinn has not been set.